for fixed media
Composer: Robert McClure
Travelscapes is an ongoing series of short fixed media works containing material recorded during vacations, weekend journeys, and day trips. The pieces may be grouped together in any fashion and can also be performed separately. The works not only function as aural snapshots for the composer but also as captured sound moments when technology was absent. On a daily basis, we are surrounded by a sensory overload of technology that we have come to not only tolerate but, embrace. Just as cell phones have made our ability to remember phone numbers obsolete, I wonder if by constantly being bombarded with sound pollution, Muzak, and incessant advertisement we are losing some of our refined listening abilities as a species. I hope in listening to these works, you will find the peace that I attained during the process of recording and realize that listening, in your everyday lives, is a rewarding activity in which to engage.